BENDIGO United’s Heath Behrens has moved a step closer to Wayne Walsh’s Bendigo Bank Bendigo District Cricket Association record for the most centuries.Behrens made 122 against Sandhurst at Harry Trott Oval on Saturday in the Redbacks’ comfortable 78-run victory.It was Behrens’ 22nd first XI century for the Redbacks, and he is now within two of Walsh’s BDCA record of 24.Behrens’ century helped the Redbacks to 7-236 off their 45 overs.The star left-hander, who started his innings with the Redbacks 1-39 following the dismissal of Mark Di Fede (18 off 47), faced 109 balls and blasted 11 boundaries and four sixes before he was caught at mid-wicket by Thomas Wilson off Ben Leed (2-56).It was Behrens’ seventh century against Sandhurst and maintained his record of scoring a hundred in every season since 1998-99.The next best of the Redbacks’ batsmen was opener Wayne Fidler, who made 44 off 77 and shared in a 97-run stand for the second wicket with Behrens.Captain Leigh McDermott (29 off 26) put on 88 for the third wicket with Behrens, before the Redbacks lost 5-12 in the last three overs in search of quick runs.In reply, the Dragons were bowled out for 158, having at one stage been 2-93.The Dragons’ middle-order showed little resistance as Marcus Smalley (4-40) and Byron Perrin (3-27) dominated with the ball for the top-of-the-ladder Redbacks.Only opener Shane Robinson (69) and captain Anthony West (28) made more than 15 for the Dragons, who are now nine points adrift of the top four.● Captain Hayden Polglase scored his first century for Bendigo as the Goers broke their winless streak with a second victory this season over Eaglehawk.The Goers hadn’t won since beating Eaglehawk by three wickets in round one, but they again had the Hawks’ measure, winning by 26 runs at the Queen Elizabeth Oval.Batting first, the Goers blasted 6-249, with Polglase and opener Michael Hill the mainstays of the innings.The Goers had been 1-14 in the fourth over when Damian Wust (2 off 9) was bowled by Cameron McGlashan (1-29).However, Polglase and Hill shared in a 164-run partnership for the second wicket that lasted into the 36th over.The match-winning stand came to an end when Hill was caught on the long-on boundary by Jonathan Andrea off Matt White (2-43).Hill made 91 off 109 balls (11 boundaries, one six).Polglase batted until the last over in making 108 off 125 balls (nine boundaries and one six).The Hawks used nine different bowlers during the Bendigo innings.In its chase, Eaglehawk was well-placed at 1-128 in the 18th over after getting off to a flyer, but was bowled out for 223 in the 43rd over.Opener Jason Abbott (67 off 76, nine boundaries) made his third half-century of the season, while Andrew Smith (36 off 21) and White (34 off 35) got starts at the top of the order, but a target of 250 was always going to be tough.Bendigo’s Nathan Rooke finished with 4-32 off nine overs, including the wickets of White and Matt Fitt (0 off 1) in consecutive deliveries in the 18th over.● The merry-go-round that is proving to be fourth spot continued, with White Hills taking it from Strathfieldsaye.The Demons moved from sixth to fourth with a 26-run victory over Huntly-North Bendigo at Strauch Reserve.The Demons successfully defended their score of 6-197 to win their third game in a row and remain on track to play finals for the first time since 1998-99.Kyle Patten (55 off 105, three boundaries) top-scored for the Demons at No.3.Darren Gregory helped lay the platform for the winning total with 31 off 69 opening the batting, while Daniel Larke (40 n.o. off 32) and Ben Gardner (12 n.o.) put on an unbroken 29 for the seventh wicket in the last four overs.Sam Johnston (2-44) and Isaac Hogan (2-30) were the multiple wicket-takers for the Power, while spinner Nick Roebuck, who opened the bowling, returned the tidy figures of 0-18 off nine overs.In reply, the Power could muster just 8-171, during which it at one stage fell from 1-54 to 5-64.Skipper Linc McRae, who batted at No.6, finished unbeaten on 52 as he posted his fourth half-century of the season.Rhys Irwin – who was just four years old the last time White Hills made finals – bowled superbly in taking 4-28 off nine overs, while Gregory conceded only 10 runs off nine overs and took two wickets. ● Kangaroo Flat won its second game of the season with a 10-run victory over Strathfieldsaye at Dower Park.Set up by a strong opening partnership between Andrew Hosking and Mitchell Collins, the Roos posted 9-195 – their highest score since round five.Hosking (70 off 104) and Collins (45 off 67) batted together into the 28th over in putting on 124 for the first wicket.Captain Ben Gunn (3-31) and Ben Devanny (3-54) took three wickets each for the Jets, who were bowled out for 185 in reply.The Jets’ innings got off to a horror start when Gunn (0) was caught by Chris Barber off Brent Hamblin (1-36) in the first over.At 6-110 in the 30th over, the Jets’ hopes looked gone, before Kristian Rogers (31), Luke Millard (21) and Cory Devanny (21) gave the side a winning chance, but the Roos wouldn’t be denied as Strathfieldsaye fell 10 runs short.Collins capped a fine all-round game by taking 3-23 off five overs, giving him career-best batting and bowling figures in the one game.Meanwhile, in the second XI game between Strathfieldsaye and Kangaroo Flat, the Jets’ Lachlan Ross took a hat-trick.● Reigning premier Strathdale-Maristians took a major step towards securing a top-two finish with a 36-run win over Golden Square at MyJet Oval in the clash of second versus third.The Suns, missing three key players, made 9-179 batting first.Captain Linton Jacobs (66 off 120, three boundaries) was the best of the Suns’ batsmen, before he was caught playing a reverse sweep off Jamie Fitzgibbon (2-36). Jacobs and BDCA leading run-scorer Cameron Taylor (27 off 62) put on 89 for the first wicket.Recalled veteran Ben Smith made a crucial 47 off 38 at No.5.At one stage Smith hit Andrew Duguid (1-40) for three-consecutive sixes over mid-wicket, including one that landed in Mackenzie Street.Golden Square answered with 143 to suffer its third loss.No.7 Mathew Christie top-scored with 33, while captain Grant Connelly made 28 off 39.Opening the innings, Connelly had been looking dangerous, with his last four scoring shots before he was dismissed by Jacob DeAraugo (2-34) all boundaries.Braden Hocking was the best of the Suns’ bowlers with 3-11.